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Old 05-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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MAF Cleaning, Do You?

So I read somewhere that it is good to clean the MAF every other oil change. I have not cleaned mine since purchase of car. I have the MAF cleaner, now need the time to remove and clean.

Any pro / con on cleaning or not regularly?
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:22 AM   #2
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I just changed my oil and cleaned my MAF. I too read cleaning every other oil change is a good thing, helps keep the MAF working the way it should.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Ah, well I will clean mine this Sunday and see how things go.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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I have 64k on mine and just did it for the first time. Didn't notice a difference, but thought it would be good to do!
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #6
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I just changed my oil and cleaned my MAF. I too read cleaning every other oil change is a good thing, helps keep the MAF working the way it should.
RTC any tips on doing it? I'm going to be cleaning my Vararam filter so I may as well do that while I have it off. What cleaner did you use, just the generic stuff?
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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RTC any tips on doing it? I'm going to be cleaning my Vararam filter so I may as well do that while I have it off. What cleaner did you use, just the generic stuff?
CRC MAF Cleaner in a gray can. It can be found at Walmart automotive or any automotive store.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:39 PM   #8
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I keep a can in the trunk just in case. It says to spray like 10-15 time but I think that's to much. I only hit it like 6 times from about 1/2 ft. That's all its quick drying and just don't touch the hot wire. Oh and wear some gloves also and eye protect just in case.



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Old 05-16-2013, 11:46 PM   #9
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Like how the can says "Proven to gain 4-10 hp at the wheels" too bad that is prob what the car lost over time from a dirty MAF...
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:19 AM   #10
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RTC any tips on doing it? I'm going to be cleaning my Vararam filter so I may as well do that while I have it off. What cleaner did you use, just the generic stuff?

See posts below........



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CRC MAF Cleaner in a gray can. It can be found at Walmart automotive or any automotive store.

Yep that is the stuff I use too........

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I keep a can in the trunk just in case. It says to spray like 10-15 time but I think that's to much. I only hit it like 6 times from about 1/2 ft. That's all its quick drying and just don't touch the hot wire. Oh and wear some gloves also and eye protect just in case.



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All great advice...........




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Like how the can says "Proven to gain 4-10 hp at the wheels" too bad that is prob what the car lost over time from a dirty MAF...


Not sure I can say you would even feel that change, but sure is nice knowing it should run better.........
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #11
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There was a thread on this very recently.

I have roughly 12,500 miles on my car. Been running a VR intake for the last 4,000+ miles, and an AirRaid for a few thousand before that.

I have never re-oiled the Vararam filter b/c it has few miles on it, and I only drive the car in nice weather as well. I pulled out the MAF last week and it looked like the picture below. I'm not sure how it got that dirty, but it did. I cleaned it off with CNC MAF cleaner, but honestly haven't noticed much of a difference.

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I noticed some grime in my TB as well with the Vararam . . . I went 6k miles between cleaning the filter (every other oil change). I'm going to do it every 3k now and clean my MAF when I do it here in the next few weeks.
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There was a thread on this very recently.
Do you have the link handy?
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #14
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Dumb question, but is the hot wire in the picture above the orange looking wire we shouldn't spray? Would someone mind elaborating that part for me lol
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #15
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Do you have the link handy?
I think Keith is referring to this one.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294934


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Dumb question, but is the hot wire in the picture above the orange looking wire we shouldn't spray? Would someone mind elaborating that part for me lol

Spray the WHOLE thing (except for the electric outlet). Just don't touch the orange wire with your hands.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #16
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Dumb question, but is the hot wire in the picture above the orange looking wire we shouldn't spray? Would someone mind elaborating that part for me lol
The orange-looking wire visible in the pic looks like a thermocouple to me - so I'd say that's the IAT sensor. I doubt you could hurt it if you touch it. The flow sensor is inside the opening in the side.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:02 AM   #17
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I think Keith is referring to this one.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294934

Thanks!!!

I don't think it is exactly the same post. Though I can see how I could of asked my question there.

Either way good information to have. Its off to the garage for some MAF cleaning.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #18
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oil from the K&N style filters is what causes the gunk on the MAF in the picture. If you clean and oil your filter, then I would wait a week or so before I cleaned the MAF until the excess oil is done coming off the filter into the intake.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #19
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cool! Something else for me to do this weekend. Going to be Seafoaming and doing this.
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